Showing posts from August, 2012

Spring is coming

There are lots of signs of spring in the garden at the moment despite the fact that the weather is still pretty cold. There was a big frost again this morning.
The Asparagus started shooting a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday there was enough to pick for our dinner. It grows much more slowly at this time of the year and is really sweet and succulent. There should be enough for another meal by the weekend. I am looking forward to some steamed asparagus with a poached egg on top.

 The almond trees are the first to have blossoms, they are very pretty. I hope we actually get some almonds this year. Last year I think it was just too wet and humid for them.

A friend gave me these pretty little pots to put flowers in, the look beautiful with these Grevillias in them and just right on the old marble topped stand.

We have seven lambs now and one more ewe to lamb.

New Kid on the Block

Or rather a new young buck!
His name is Blue, handsome isn't he.

When we got the girls everyone said not to get a buck as they are hard work and they stink. Well we took this advice and took the girls down to the goat farm  to get in kid, trouble is they  didn't. So our goat breeding program is six months behind.

We got Blue from the same place as we got the girls, he has been hand raised and should make a good sire. He and Genevieve are in a paddock together and he got straight to work, so hopefully we will have some kids in about five months.

We now are up to six lambs, two sets of twins and two singles, one more ewe looks like she will lamb soon and another is a bit further off. So far so good, although there is a crow hanging around today that we were worried about. Peter tried to shoot him but no luck. The lambs are quite strong though so I think they will be OK.

Lovely Little Lambs

Our first lambs arrived yesterday. Twins!
Aren't they beautiful!
If they all have twins we'll have 19 sheep.